Plesuv Wins WCOOP Thursday Thrill; Brazilians Win Four Titles on Day 7

Pavel Plesuv WCOOP 2021

After a rest day on Friday, play in the 2021 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) resumed on Saturday night. In total, eleven champions were crowned including Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv in the Thursday Thrill, and Mike "SirWatts" Watson in the Stud Hi-Lo.

Brazilians were especially fortunate on Day 7, picking up four of the eleven titles awarded. The biggest of these winners was "WizardOffAz" who took down WCOOP 30-H: $2,100 NLHE for over $63,000.

Meanwhile, Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna is eyeing another WCOOP title as the chip leader with seven remaining in WCOOP #29-H: $2,100 8-Game.

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Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv Goes Wire-to-Wire to Win WCOOP-22-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE]

It was quite an impressive final table performance from Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv, who never gave up the chip lead on his way to winning WCOOP-22-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd. Plesuv took home the lion's share of the massive $1,223,500 prizepool, earning a first place prize of $144,295, all for just a $530 investment.

Plesuv adds a PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) title to a poker resume that already includes a SCOOP title that he earned last year. Plesuv also has nearly $5 million in live tournament earnings.

Final Result 2021 WCOOP-22-M: $530 NLHE PKO $1M GTD

1Pavel "silentm0de" PlesuvMoldova$67,247$77,048$144,295
4Luis "luisnrd" DornelesBrazil$11,334$32,586$43,920
6Gerson "Gerson'GR'" BragaBrazil$2,928$16,558$19,486
8Matias "Maty25" RuzziArgentina$2,742$8,414$11,156
9“PrettyVinnie”United Kingdom$8,734$5,998$14,732

Read more about Plesuv's win here!

"spaise411" Wins 2021 WCOOP-22-H: $5,200 NLHE PKO High Roller ($149,837)

Russia's "spaise411" came out on top of a field of 160 entries in WCOOP-22-H: $5,200 NLHE PKO High Roller to claim their maiden WCOOP title, denying the third victory for Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani. Both shared the biggest slice of the $800,000 prize pool, as "spaise411" boosted their bankroll with a combined payday of $149,837.

Little is known about the player from Russia, who surfaced on the high-stakes cash game tables back in 2015 and battled against some of the biggest names in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi and Hi-Lo, as well as draw games. They were in the middle of the pack when the action resumed with 20 players remaining and started the heads-up against Garagnani with a commanding lead despite having collected by far fewer bounties.

Other notable finalists included the 2020 SCOOP Main Event champion Pablo "pabritz" Brito Silva, Andras "probirs" Nemeth, Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph, and Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker. PokerStars ambassador Ben "Spraggy" Spragg was eliminated on the final two tables and the same also applied for Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, who had won two WCOOP titles during the current festival already.

Final Result 2021 WCOOP-22-H: $5,200 NLHE PKO High Roller

PlaceWinnerCountryBounty Prize (in USD)Cash Prize (in USD)Total Prize (in USD)
2Pedro "pvigar" GaragnaniBrazil$56,785$71,712$128,497
3Pablo "pabritz" Brito SilvaBrazil$7,969$48,878$56,847
5Andras "probirs" NemethHungary$13,438$29,625$43,063
6Christian "WATnlos" RudolphGermany$16,563$23,064$39,627
8Paul "Fold Machiii" DandoUnited Kingdom$3,750$13,979$17,729
9Thomas "WushuTM" MuehloeckerAustria$13,750$11,039$24,789

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2021 WCOOP Results From August 28

Here are the winners from Saturday's WCOOP action. They include two events that started on Thursday, as well as other one-day events that started and finished on Saturday night.

WCOOP 22-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Mini Thursday Thrill]

Prize Pool$650,300
WinnerMR.HELLPIG (Russia)
First-place Prize$49,078

WCOOP 23-H: $1,050 Stud Hi/Lo [8-Max]

Prize Pool$75,000
WinnerMike "SirWatts" Watson (Canada)
First-place Prize$20,438

WCOOP #27-L: $11 5-Card PLO [6-Max]

Prize Pool$29,782
WinnerMaverick250 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$4,298

WCOOP #27-M: $109 5-Card PLO [6-Max]

Prize Pool$82,800
WinnerIExPlayl (Russia)
First-place Prize$13,858

WCOOP #27-H: $1,050 5-Card PLO [6-Max]

Prize Pool$162,000
WinnerPaGaOVelhinho (Brazil)
First-place Prize$32,835

WCOOP #30-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$132,660
Winnerfiorikopke69 (Brazil)
First-place Prize$12,737* (four-handed deal)

WCOOP #30-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$250,200
WinnerManu8866 (Brazil)
First-place Prize$34,698* (heads-up deal)

WCOOP #30-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$314,000
WinnerWizardOffAz (Brazil)
First-place Prize$63,304

WCOOP #31-L: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$85,000
Winnerlucksomuch77 (Russia)
First-place Prize$7,823 (includes bounties)

WCOOP #31-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$246,600
Winnerkarbovski (Ukraine)
First-place Prize$20,838 (includes bounties)

WCOOP #31-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO]

Prize Pool$382,000
Winner_m0ney2_89 (Russia)
First-place Prize$79,157


Anton Wigg

Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg is the chip leader in WCOOP 28-H: $1,050 NLHE, with almost $60,000 awaiting the winner. Other palyers still in that tournament include Andras "probirs" Nemeth, Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura and Eder "edercampana" Campana .

WCOOP #26-L: $5.50 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout]

Players Left91
Prize Pool$54,385
Chip LeaderLoke24 (Germany)
First-place Prize$7,165

WCOOP #26-M: $55 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout]

Players Left80
Prize Pool$230,250
Chip LeadereValiukas (Lithuania)
First-place Prize$32,802

WCOOP #26-H: $530 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout]

Players Left33
Prize Pool$305,000
Chip LeaderCamilancefieldg (Canada)
First-place Prize$53,840

WCOOP #28-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, PKO]

Players Left159
Prize Pool$220,441
Chip Leadertolia790 (Russia)
First-place Prize$9,706 + bounties

WCOOP #28-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, PKO]

Players Left97
Prize Pool$730,400
Chip LeaderDeckMcFly (Brazil)
First-place Prize$44,266 + bounties

WCOOP #28-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, PKO]

Players Left23
Prize Pool$810,000
Chip LeaderAnton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg (Austria)
First-place Prize$58,994 + bounties

WCOOP #29-L: $22 8-Game [6-Max]

Players Left37
Prize Pool$40,000
Chip Leadercoinflipx (Finland)
First-place Prize$6,007

WCOOP #29-M: $215 8-Game [6-Max]

Players Left29
Prize Pool$75,000
Chip LeaderLUMPEN1 (Russia)
First-place Prize$13,774

WCOOP #29-H: $2,100 8-Game [6-Max]

Players Left7
Prize Pool$150,000
Chip LeaderJussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna
First-place Prize$40,486

2021 WCOOP Events Scheduled on August 29

Time (ET)Event
08:05#32-L: $11 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $125K Gtd
08:05#32-M: $109 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE], $300K Gtd
08:05#32-H: $1,050 NLHE, $350K Gtd
10:30#33-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Freezeout], $50K Gtd
10:30#33-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Freezeout], $250K Gtd
10:30#33-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Sunday Warm-Up SE, Freezeout], $350K Gtd
13:05#34-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $1.25M Gtd
13:05#34-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max], $1M Gtd
13:05#34-H: $25,000 NLHE [8-Max, Super High Roller], $3M Gtd
14:15#35-L: $22 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $50K Gtd
14:15#35-M: $215 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $125K Gtd
14:15#35-H: $2,100 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $250K Gtd
15:30#36-L: $11 NLHE [PKO, Freezeout], $100K Gtd
15:30#36-M: $109 NLHE [PKO, Freezeout], $300K Gtd
15:30#36-H: $1,050 NLHE [PKO, Freezeout], $300K Gtd
17:05#37-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $300K Gtd
17:05#37-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $400K Gtd
17:05#37-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, High Roller], $500K Gtd
  • After a day off on Friday, the 2021 WCOOP on PokerStars resumed on Saturday with 11 more champions crowned

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